Gifted Programs Schedule
Please note: All decisions regarding programming are made on an individual student basis
Elementary School Gifted Support
Students who are identified as intellectually gifted in the Upper Elementary School are challenged during the reading block. Students write critically and creatively, are involved in the writing process, are exposed to novel ideas and STEM related concepts, and extend their study of literature. Students receive math enrichment based upon student need and are asked to extend the math curriculum and to think outside of the box. 4th and 5th grade students receive push in science support and enrichment in their regular science classes, which is then extended through their pull out gifted support classes.
Middle School Gifted Support
Enrichment curricular rotations are provided for identified students who demonstrate an enrichment and/or acceleration need in English, Math, Social Studies, and/or Science. Rotations use project based learning, rigor, and challenge to engage students in advanced-level critical thinking and problem solving.
Gifted Resource Teacher works with content area teachers to assist with the implementation of a differentiated curriculum for advanced-level learners.
High School Gifted Support
The gifted education program at New Hope-Solebury High School is based on a goal oriented and student centered curriculum. Students will develop their own goals that will be unique to their own career and/or academic interests. I will work with each student to develop a plan to meet individual goals and provide support and enrichment activities that will benefit him/her in achieving goals throughout the school year.
- Independent Study - Independent studies are determined by the individual student based on his/her interests. Students will be connected with teacher mentor in area of curricular expertise.
- Extension/Compacting - Students are sharing a class based on a particular interest. Based on the interest level and academic demands of the class, the student can develop an extension project for a specific topic in their preferred course.
- 52 Small Changes for the Mind - Students will be required to complete week long “Challenges” over the course of the school year. They will follow along with the lesson and objectives provided in the Canvas module for each week. Students must provide the assigned documentation to be credited for the “challenge”
- TEDucation - Students will come in for a TED Talk about a relevant and thought provoking topic. Students will need to take notes during the TED Talk so that they can effectively engage in discussion. Students in attendance will be in control of a Socratic Circle styled discussion to review information covered in the TED Talk, as well as ask questions, make connections, and perhaps establish new realms of interest.
Expectations: Be honest with yourself about the workload that you have and what you can handle. Be the best version of yourself and be open and ready to try new things and grow! In order to stay in the gifted program you must complete or attend at least 10 of the gifted offerings throughout the school year. This can be a combination of online and in person meetings. If you are doing an independent study, we will work together to adapt your credited material accordingly.